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Martinique: the government wants to extend the state of emergency until December 31

2021-10-26T20:14:03.454Z

In this island of the Antilles, the health situation is considered "still very fragile". Only 42% of adults have received at least one



Judging the "health situation still

very fragile ", the government tabled an amendment before the examination of the bill" health vigilance "by the Senate to extend the state of health emergency until the end of the year in Martinique.

It "extends until December 31, 2021 included the state of health emergency declared on the territory of Martinique", because the health situation "makes it necessary to maintain beyond November 15, 2021 measures prohibiting exit from the home, which only a state of health emergency can take ”.

"This territory, like the rest of the West Indies, was confronted this summer with a large-scale epidemic wave", with an incidence rate over seven consecutive days which exceeded 1000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, recalls the amendment. .

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"If the circulation of the virus has since decreased, it remains however at a high level, with an incidence rate which has remained between 120 and 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the last three weeks, while a -fire between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. is still in effect ”, the text indicates.

Immunization coverage at a "too low level"

As a result, "the improvement of the hospital situation is very slow, with still 86 patients hospitalized for Covid-19, including 29 in critical care".

“At the same time, vaccination coverage, although increasing, remains at a level too low to ensure sufficient protection of the population against the great virulence of the Delta variant, with only 42% of adults having received at least an injection ”, adds the text.

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The state of health emergency had been extended until November 15 in Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin, as well as in Guyana, Reunion, French Polynesia and New Caledonia.

According to this amendment, "the measures taken to protect the population will be permanently adapted and proportionate to the health situation and, as was done in Reunion on October 15, 2021, the state of health will be terminated early. health emergency if the application of this regime is no longer necessary ”.

The “health vigilance” bill, which includes the possible use of the health pass as well as other measures to curb the Covid-19 epidemic, will be examined Wednesday in committee in the Senate and then in session on Thursday.

Source: leparis

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